Outreach Educator for the Blind/Visually Impaired - SLC
Job Description The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) invites you to consider a challenging and diverse employment opportunity with our School. We are looking for a visionary and dynamic individual to fill the position of Outreach Instructor for the Blind/Visually Impaired working in the Canyons School District.
Principal Duties: As an Outreach Instructor for the Blind/Visually Impaired you will: Provide direct, indirect, and collaborative services to blind/visually impaired students. Teach subject matter utilizing the course of study adopted by the Board of Education, correlated with other appropriate learning activities. Develop lesson plans that incorporate the Utah State Core Curriculum as well as the Expanded Core Curriculum. Ascertain strengths and needs of students using a range of assessments, including, Functional Vision/Learning Media, Cortical Visual Impairment, and Expanded Core. Utilize effective teaching techniques in translating lesson plans into productive student learning experiences which best utilize the time available for instruction. Provide IEP goals and objectives. Provide braille instruction. Evaluate needs for low vision students as well as students with multiple disabilities. Understand and teach technology for the blind according to the students’ individual needs. Establish and maintain standard of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning environment. Devise and utilize techniques which accurately measure students’ progress. Evaluate student academic and personal growth, keeping appropriate records, and prepare progress reports. Communicate with parents through conferences and other means, discussing academic and personal progress. Interpret school programs. Communicate and cooperate with other professional staff in academic and personal growth areas. Demonstrate professional ethics. Conform to school policies, including attendance, absences, and evaluations. Improve professional competence through participation in staff development activities and other professional growth activities. Travel to various school sites is required.